Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread)
Les Hurdes (Land Without Bread) (1933)

A surrealistic documentary portrait of the region of Las Hurdes, a remote region of Spain where civilisation has barely developed, showing how the local peasants try to survive without even the most basic utilities and skills.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 1, 1933
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Fernando F. Croce

Luis Bu˝uel at his most vehement

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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

Bunuel's only documentary, a savage critique of life in the impoverished Las Hurdes section of Spain.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Today, Las Hurdes is remembered less for its politicized images than it is for Bu˝uel parodic manipulation of documentary style.

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Conner Rainwater
It's not necessarily a great piece of film, it just happens to capture cynicism very well. I respect the brave film making and the bizarre sense of humor… More
Christopher Brown
Astonishing. Bunuel messes with the documentary with very entertaining and surreal results. One of my favorite directors of all time.